The current Fire HQ on Power Station Road was built in 1958 after the flood, it was originally a 3-bay building and 2-additional bays were added in 1968. Later Bay Path students placed the second floor on the station in 1986, three years later Charlton Fire became a full-time department with (3) members at the station only during the day. Today Charlton Fire has a staffing of 23 full-time firefighters, many of them are paramedics, with on average (4) personnel working 24-hours a day.
The Town of Charlton leases land at two locations on Power Station Road for the fire department. One is next to headquarters and allows the firefighters a place to park and the other is across the street next to the post office. This land is where the silver metal building is that houses our ladder truck. During emergencies, the firefighters get their gear at headquarters then walk across the street to respond in the ladder truck.
Charlton Fire Department lacks adequate space for their firefighting equipment and space to get their gear on prior to getting on the apparatus. They also lack proper equipment to decontaminate the firefighter gear. This equipment is used to eliminate the cancer causing products on their firefighter gear.
For more details on the existing conditions of the station, please scroll through the photo gallery below. If you would like to tour the stations, please contact the Fire Department at (508) 248-2299.
The current Charlton Police Station lacks adequate facilities to perform their job.
At almost 30 years old, the cells are aging and breaking. As parts are hard to come by, we have to cannibalize cells to get other cells to function. This cell is obviously out of service. We also do not have any cells that have the new handicap standards or have a violent offender room, forcing us to use a restraint chair for prisoners who are violet or self-injurious.
Only one person under arrest can be reasonably processed at a time, as there is no holding area. When there are multiple arrests waiting to be booked, others have to wait in the back of the cruiser in the garage. Lockers were brought in a few years ago prior to this, prisoners property was out in the open as there was no place to put it and would get mixed up.
For more details on the existing conditions of the station, please scroll through the photo gallery below. If you would like to tour the stations, please contact the Police Department at (508) 248-1039.